Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Registration closed on Day 1c with 327 runners, which along with 1a's 131 and 1b's 218 brought the total field up to 676 runners for the first-ever MSPT Showdown Series $1,100 Main Event at San Diego's Sycuan Casino.
After a little over 14 levels of play on Day 1c, the field was whittled down to the final 35 players with Trung Le and his stack of 670,000 leading the way. That is ahead of Day 1b chip leader Alex Greenblatt (400,000) but well behind that of Day 1a chip leader Adam Friedman (816,000).
Others to bag on Day 1c were Jesse Jones (638,000), Ryan Adams (468,000),, Rich Lanes (451,000), George Kalfayan (406,000), who round out the top five. Others to advance were Eli Lowenthal (316,000), Johnny Madrid (304,000), Jason Kapoor (253,000), Andrew Moreno (166,000), and Allen Kessler (85,000).
Among those to fall on Day 1c were MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Alsup, WSOP bracelet winner Ben Moon, Nick Yunis, Sean Yu, PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt, Christina Read, Greg Geller, Jared Griener, Marty Gorenc, and Minnesota’s Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, the only man to have cashed every season of the MSPT since 2009.
The surviving players from all three flights (15 from Day 1a, 31 from 1b, and 35 from 1c) will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday and play down to a winner. PokerNews will be there every step of the way to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.
The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play five more hands in Level 15 before bagging and tagging on Day 1c. Stay tuned for a list of survivors with chip counts as well as a short recap of the day's action.
After a player opened for 11,000 and another three-bet jammed for 43,000, Eli Loewenthal four-bet shoved from the small blind with the biggest stack. The original raiser folded and the two live hands were turned on their backs.
Loewenthal was well out in front and improved his lot when the flop gave him a set. However, the turn made things interesting by giving his opponent a club flush draw. It didn't come in though as the peeled off on the river instead.
Antonio Modacure was all in preflop for his last 54,000 and in dire straits against Danny Stevermer.
Madacure was dominated but lady luck smiled upon him when the flop came down . Neither the turn nor river changed a thing and Modacure shipped the double.
Stevermer was left with just 25,000 and went bust a few hands later.
Registration closed on Day 1c with 327 runners, which along with 1a's 131 and 1b's 216 brought the total field up to 674 runners for the first-ever MSPT Showdown Series $1,100 Main Event at San Diego's Sycuan Casino.
Tournament officials are currently calculating the official payouts, which we'll publish just as soon as they become available.
Andrew Gay opened with a raise from under the gun only to have the player in the cutoff three-bet to 20,000. Action folded back to Gay and he four-bet jammed for 97,000, which his opponent called.
Gay had the superior pocket pair and it held strong as the board ran out a lowly .